DHeritage applications now open

DHeritage applications - deadline 15 May

DHeritage, the Professional Doctorate in Heritage (DHeritage) at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, welcomes applications by 15th May 2023 for enrolment this September. DHeritage offers UK residents a competitive bursary to cover fees and a modest annual study allowance.

With distance learning and campus options, and a commitment to hybrid delivery, DHeritage attracts an international community of practitioners who want to reflect on and contribute to the latest thinking in what is a dynamic and ever-changing sector crucial to local and national identities and economies. The campus is twenty minutes north of London, UK and benefits from excellent transport links.

Offered full-time or part-time, the programme is intended for professionals working in the heritage field broadly defined, including planning, museums, archives, community history, archaeology, and social and cultural sustainability. Applicants must have a master’s degree, at least five years’ experience of working in heritage, and a compelling research proposal.

DHeritage benefits from a rich, multi-disciplinary research context. Supervisory teams are composed according to students’ needs with experts from History, Business and Tourism, Education, Architecture, and Urbanism, among others. Students follow the programme as part of a cohort, supported by bespoke training workshops on topics such as professional ethics, sustainability, cultural memory, and heritage policy, and our university-wide Researcher Development Programme.

As a professional doctorate, DHeritage students produce work which will directly impact heritage practice. Students can choose to support their dissertations with a portfolio submission including, for example, policy documents, toolkits, documentary films, exhibitions and catalogues, heritage trails etc.

The University of Hertfordshire is uniquely well equipped to host DHeritage. Our students draw on the rich research contexts of our Schools, our research cluster Heritage, Cultures and Communities, the University-wide collaborative expertise of our Heritage Hub, our regional UHArts centre, and the Doctoral College. In 2021, we were ranked 10th globally for overall student satisfaction.

For guidance on preparing an application, including advice on how to write a DHeritage doctoral research proposal, please contact:

Professor Dr Grace Lees-Maffei, Director – g.lees-maffei@herts.ac.uk

Doctoral College Admissions team - doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk